Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year! Layout

Happy New Year's Eve!!

I am here to share a layout with you today that you could create and put your favorite pictures from your New Year's Eve celebrations as you count down to 2016.  It could also be used to highlight your favorites from this last year.  It could be a place for your family's new year resolutions or goals.  It would look great displayed in your home in a Designed Decor frame or placed at the beginning of your 2016 Family Album.  The possibilities are endless!! :)

As I played with the paper pack of the month this month, La Vie En Rose, I quickly loved all the the black and white patterns!! Each of these pattern pieces are from the La Vie En Rose paper pack.  The 6th pattern that belongs to the paper pack is a colorful rose pattern.

"Pop, Fizz, Clink" is a cricut cut from the new Artistry CTMH Cricut Collection.  The other embellishments on this layout include: Bodacious Banners stamping, In Review stamping, Watercolor, Gold glitter paper, Gold Fundamental Assortments, Pomegranate Fundamental Assortments, Gold foil tape and Itty Bitty Sparkles.

Do you have any crafting goals for the new year?  One of mine is to keep my Designed Decor frame full all year.  Ideally, I'd love to add a new layout or piece of art each month!  Not only will this layout be out for my family and I to enjoy but it will be a layout that I can quickly and easily add to our family scrapbook. Who wants to join me??  I know YOU do so keep on reading to see how I'm going to help make getting started easy for you!! :)

I'll keep you posted with upcoming workshops and classes!

Stop back this week for new product reveals and January steals and deals!


Tuesday, December 29, 2015

La Vie En Rose Shaker Card

I have loved crafting away with La Vie En Rose papers!  All of the black and white patterns make creating a layout for almost anything possible and fun.  Adding a color or group of colors of any kind can transform this paper from elegant to playful and fun.

Shaker Card featuring La Vie En Rose papers and Finding the Words stamps.

I created this shaker card using La Vie En Rose paper, Cricut Artbooking and Finding the Words stamp set.  I created the shaker part of the card with a frame cute from my Artbooking cartridge and used a 4x6 Flip Flap to create the window.  I filled the frame with sequins and glitter and used foam tape to seal the edges, containing all the fun stuff! :) I embellished with Poppy stamped images and Poppy Thick Twine.

Shaker Card featuring La Vie En Rose papers and Finding the Words stamps.

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Everything!

Sunday, December 6, 2015


Do you follow me on Instagram?  If so, you have noticed that I've been a hashtaggin' fool this last week! :) Here's what's going on...

Follow Close to My Heart on Instagram, take pictures daily during December using their Christmas Countdown Challenge prompts, post them to Instagram or Facebook for a chance to win CTMH products!

How to win:

Each week, CTMH will draw a winner from those who have shared their photos on Instagram and send them their very own Picture My Life White Pines scrapbooking program.

Then, on December 29th, CTMH will select five winners from thos who have posted every day on either Instagram or Facebook.  The prize for these five winners will be a My Legacy Cocoa Damask D-Ring album, a Picture My Life White Pines scrapbooking program, and a Memory Protectors variety pack!

Here's the schedule so you know what's coming:

No crafting required just taking in the bits and pieces of the Christmas season.  Take a picture and post it using the hastag #ctmhcountdown

Good luck and enJOY!!